Overseas Chinese Donations Exceed 1.5 Billion Yuan for Snow, Quake Zones

From CRIEnglish.com:

for -ravaged and earthquake-hit areas of from exceeded 1.5 billion yuan (219 million U.S. dollars), said the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council on Sunday.

Office Director, Li Haifeng, revealed the figure at a meeting honoring outstanding donations for as well as money sent in to help during the severe winter in south China at the beginning of .

Apart from donations of cash and relief supplies, some overseas Chinese voluntarily rushed to the disaster zone to help with relief work, he said.

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